Voss Vineyards VV2 Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
The VV2 Sauvignon Blanc is greenish straw in color and is intense in aromas of melon, guava, grapefruit and fig. On the palate this wine is bursting with melon and citrus flavors. This classic Sauvignon Blanc finishes with crisp and lingering citrus peel notes.
The fruit for our VV2 Sauvignon Blanc is grown primarily in Rutherford at our Voss estate vineyard in and a nearby block. Our vineyard has a clay loam soil, while the other consists of a gravelly loam. Additionally, we source a little fruit from another distinguished vineyard site in Yountville. The Voss estate vineyard purchased in 1996, contains heavy clay-loam soils, which when combined with this ideal climate, produce grapes of intensely perfumed tropical fruit character. The two other vineyards are on lighter deeper loam soil. This combined with the slightly cooler climate imparts citrus and mineral flavors along with good acidity.
In 1994, Voss Vineyards was conceived and founded by Australian vigneron, Robert Hill-Smith, proprietor of Nautilus Estate in Marlborough, New Zealand, and Australia’s oldest family owned winery, Yalumba, in the Barossa Valley. Robert was intrigued by the Napa Valley and saw quality and opportunity in the viticulture around Rutherford and Oakville, wondering whether he could apply some of the knowledge garnered over the 150 years of family involvement in winemaking. Voss owns 42 vineyard acres in Rutherford and produces Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Syrah. View all Voss Vineyards WinesIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.